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So, There's Going To Be A 'Grown Ups 2' Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 7:12 PM
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Is this the sound of Sony and Adam Sandler panicking? The funnyman's latest entry in low brow, corporate sponsored hilarity, the dreadful "Jack & Jill" was his worst box office outing since "Little Nicky." With only $76 million worldwide, it's his first effort in eons not to cross $100 million and for a movie that cost in the neighborhood of $80 million (it certainly wasn't spent on prosthetics) that's not a good thing. So what do you do to get back on the horse? Make a sequel of course.

Weekend Box Office: 'Immortals' Scores Biggest Relativity Opening; 'Jack And Jill' Tumbles Into #2

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 13, 2011 11:58 AM
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  • 4 Comments

Review: 'Jack And Jill' Plays Like A Telemundo Show From Hell

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 10, 2011 4:34 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Review: A Fat Man, Animals That Sound Like Sitcom Characters & The Terrible 'Zookeeper'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 7, 2011 5:17 AM
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Early on in “Zookeeper,” Sony’s latest commercially craven piece of garbage from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company, an animal sees two bears fighting. Her response is, “They look like two bean bag chairs!” Ignoring the idea that this character, a giraffe, has probably never even seen a bean bag chair, this is a brilliant line -- mostly because it reveals the true instincts of the six (six!) writers tasked with bringing this story-less hook to the screen.

'Grown Ups' Reunion: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade & More Voice 'Hotel Transylvania'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2011 8:27 AM
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You gotta hand it to Adam Sandler. No matter what you might think of his puerile excuses for movies, he's made a career out of getting paid to hang out with his friends and deliver loosely patched together series of images that he calls "movies." And he's getting another chance to roll with his homies, and this time, he won't even have to put up the pretense of shaving or wearing pants.

'Sex Drive' Team To Direct Adam Sandler & Andy Samberg In 'I Hate You Dad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 10:03 AM
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  • 7 Comments
We can see the trailer already: From The Guys Who Brought You "Sex Drive," "She's Out Of My League" and "Hot Tub Time Machine." Gah. We just got sick for a moment.

Sony Sets Summer 2012 Release Dates: 'I Hate You Dad' Hits June 22nd, 'Total Recall' August 3rd

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2011 3:54 AM
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Plus Kevin James MMA Flick 'Here Comes The Boom' Lands July 27thWith the Oscars stinking up the joint last night, the awards season is finally over, and we can look forward to the now-six-month-long summer blockbuster season, without the worry of accidentally stumbling across a film with a thought in its head. But the business being what it is i.e. increasingly reliant on release dates before scripts, or a director, or cast is attached, studios are already jostling for dates in 2012, which looks at least as crowded as this year's clusterfuck of a season.

Weekend Box Office: 'Gnomeo' Leapfrogs 'Hall Pass,' Audiences Not 'Angry' Enough To 'Drive'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 27, 2011 5:51 AM
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Rats off to ya, “Gnomeo And Juliet.” After two weeks in release, the ‘toon has vaulted into first place, generating $14 million this weekend on its way to a 3D-boosted $100 million+ gross. The Disney Touchstone release, populated almost entirely by British actors, is something of a surprise hit, since it looked like a throwaway purchase along the lines of “Planet 51” or “Hoodwinked.” Consider this something of an anomaly: who knew animated lawn gnomes would generate such business?

Review: Please Don't 'Just Go With It'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 11, 2011 12:00 AM
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The stories of Adam Sandler as a generous superstar are numerous. In addition to his charity work and what's said to be a personable demeanor (amongst those the protective star allows inside), there's no doubt he's been loyal to both his fanbase and friends. Nobody, including the scandal-happy tabloids, seems to ever have a bad thing to say about the comedian that continues to top the box office for almost 15 years now.

Details On 'Fat Man' The Film 'Cedar Rapids' Director Miguel Arteta Wants To Make With Adam Sandler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2011 6:27 AM
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Bear in mind, this is not anywhere close to happening -- and is pretty much a wishlist sort of thing -- but its a pretty good reminder that optioned projects can continue to be talked about, even if it takes a while to get off the ground.

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